Swami Agnivesh on Friday approached the Union Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee and urged him (Pranab) to pay heed to Baba Ramdev's issue. But the government snubbed Agnivesh's demand and rejected to initiate any further talks with the yoga guru.
Meanwhile, some government sources provided some contradictory information. They (sources claimed) claimed that government showed interest to begin backdoor discussion with Ramdev with the help of mediators. Media reports claimed that another spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar rushed to meet Ramdev after Law Minister, Veerappa Moily had requested him (Ravishankar) to do so.
Doctors, who were in-charge of Ramdev, informed, "We have had to take this step as baba's vital parameters were falling. We have given him glucose." Though his health condition was stable, as hospital sources said on Saturday morning. Dr SL Jethani, the medical superintendent of the hospital said, "He is talking and there is no problem. His health is improving."
Baba started his hunger strike over black money issue and corruption in general. The UPA government showed inclination towards Baba's demands, but when Ramdev refused to call off his fast at Ramlila, government showed his "atrocities" on the yoga guru and on his supporters.